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Ferroelectric Nanocomposites for Enhanced Solar Energy Efficiency

Project description

A new model for increased solar energy efficiency

Solar photovoltaics (PVs) and sustainable fuel production from photocatalysis have emerged as alternative technologies to fossil fuels. However, these technologies need innovative methods to improve and increase their efficiency and keep their costs low. The EU-funded FENCES project will demonstrate an innovative mechanism relying on the phenomenon of the bulk PV effect in ferroelectrics. The mechanism will combine ferroelectrics and photoactive materials in nanocomposite thin films to increase solar energy efficiency. FENCES will design and synthesise optimal ferroelectric nanostructures and control their characteristics. The project will also develop precise device models to accurately explain and predict device behaviour and use these models to predict optimal materials.

Host institution

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 903,00
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 999 903,00

Beneficiaries (1)

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 903,00
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 999 903,00